Selected Publications


A Sample of Recent Publications

Nolan, M. P., Luong, J. C., Valliere, J. M., Mazer, S. J., & D'Antonio, C. M. (2023). Rethinking local seed sourcing for the restoration of a foundational grass species in California. Restoration Ecology, e13992.

Brandt, A. J., Png, G. K., Jo, I., McGrannachan, C., Allen, K., Peltzer, D. A., ... & Bellingham, P. J. (2023). Managing multi‐species plant invasions when interactions influence their impact. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Dewees, S. L., D'Antonio, C. M., & Molinari, N. (2022). Determining potential drivers of vegetation change in a Mediterranean environment. Ecosphere13(12), e4313.

Dudney, J., D'Antonio, C., Hobbs, R. J., Shackelford, N., Standish, R. J., & Suding, K. N. (2022). Capacity for change: three core attributes of adaptive capacity that bolster restoration efficacy. Restoration Ecology, e13647.

Chen, Bao-Ming, C.M. D’Antonio, N. Molinari and S. Peng. 2018. Mechanisms of invasion of invasive grass litter on germination and growth of coexisting species in California. Biological Invasions 20:1881-1897.

Yelenik, S., C.M. D’Antonio and E. August-Schmidt.  2017. The influence of soil resources and plant traits on invasion and restoration of a subtropical woodland. Plant Ecology 218: 1149-1161.

D’Antonio, C.M., R. Ostertag, S. Cordell and S. Yelenik. 2017. Interactions among invasive plant species: Lessons from Hawai’i. Annual Rev. Ecol. Syst. 48:521-541.

D’Antonio, C.M, S.G. Yelenik and M.C. Mack. 2017. Ecosystem versus community recovery 25 years after grass invasions and fire in a subtropical woodland. J. Ecology 105: 1462-1474.

Long, R.W., S. Bush, K. Grady, D.S. Smith, D.L. Potts, C.M. D’Antonio, T.L. Dudley, S. Fehlberg, J. Gaskin, E.P. Glenn and K.R. Hultine. 2017.  Can local adaptation explain varying patterns of herbivory tolerance in a recently introduced woody plant in North America? Conservation Physiology 5: 1-13.

de Oliveira Xavier, R., and C.M. D’Antonio. 2016. Multiple ecological strategies explain the distribution of exotic and native C4 grasses in heterogeneous early successional sites in Hawai’i. Journal of Plant Ecology, rtw056.

Hanan, E., C.M. D’Antonio, D. Roberts and J. Schimel. 2016. Factors regulating nitrogen retention during the early states of recovery from fire in coastal chaparral ecosystems. Ecosystems, DOI 10.1007/s10021-016-9975-0.

D’Antonio, C.M., E. August-Schmidt and B. Fernandez Going. 2016. Invasive plants and restoration challenges. In, J. Zedler, M. Palmer and D. Falk. Foundations of Ecosystem Restoration. Island Press, Covelo CA.

Liao, H., C.M. D’Antonio, B. Chen, Q. Huang, and S. Peng. 2016. How much do phenotypic plasticity and local genetic variation contribute to phenotypic divergences along environmental gradients in widespread invasive plants? A Meta-analysis. Oikos, 125: 905-917.


Some Fun and Classic Older Publications

Diez, J.M., C.M. D’Antonio, J.S. Dukes, E.D. Grosholz, J.D. Olden, C.J.B. Sorte, D.M. Blumenthal, B.A. Bradley, R. Early, I. Ibáñez, S.J. Jones, J.J. Lawler, and L.P. Miller. 2012. Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions?  Frontiers in ecology and environment 12:20-28.

Bradley, B., D.M. Blumenthal, R.I. Early, E.D. Grosholz, J.J. Lawler, L.P. Miller, C.J.B. Sorte, C.M. D’Antonio, J.M. Diez, J.S. Dukes, I. banez, and J.D. Olden. 2012. Global change, global trade and the next wave of plant invasions. Frontiers in ecology and the environment. 10: 249-257.

Bowman, D.M.J.S., J. Jennifer Balch, P. Artaxo, W.J. Bond, M.A. Cochran, C.M. D'Antonio, R. DeFries, F.H. Johnston, J.E. Keeley, M.E. Krawchuk, C.A. Kull, M. Mack, M.A. Moritz, S. Pyne, C.I. Roos, A.C. Scott, N.S. Sodhi and T.W. Swetnam. 2011. The human dimension of fire regimes on Earth. Journal of Biogeography 38: 2223-2236.

D’Antonio, C.M., R.F. Hughes and J.T. Tunison. 2011. Long term impacts of grass invasions and fire in a Hawaiian woodland. Ecological applications 21:1617-1628.

Pattison, R., C.M. D’Antonio, T.L. Dudley, K. Allander and B. Rice. 2011. Early impacts of biological control on canopy cover and water use of the invasive saltcedar tree (Tamarix spp) in western Nevada USA. Oecologia 165-605-616.

Corbin, J. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2010. Not novel, just better: Competition between native and non-native plants in a California grassland that share species traits. Plant Ecology 209-71-81.

Pyke, D., M.L. Brooks and C.M. D’Antonio. 2010. Fire as a Restoration Tool: A Decision Framework for Predicting the Control or Enhancement of Plants Using Fire. Restoration Ecology 18: 274-284.

Bowman, D., J. Balch, P. Artaxo, W.J.Bond, J.M. Carlson, M.A. Cochrane, C.M. D'Antonio, R.S. DeFries, J.C. Doyle, S.P. Harrison, F.H. Johnston, J.E. Keeley, M.A. Krawchuk, C.A. Kull, J.B. Marston, M.A. Moritz, I.C. Prentice, C.I. Roos, A.C. Scott, T.W. Swetnam, G.R. van der Wer, and S.J. Pyne. 2009. Fire in the earth system. Science 324: 481-484.

D’Antonio, C.M., C. Malmstrom, S.A. Reynolds and J. Gerlach. 2007. Ecology of invasive non-native species in California grassland. pp. 67-86. In, M. Stromberg, J. Corbin and C.M. D’Antonio, editors. California grassland: ecology and management. UC Press, Berkeley.

D’Antonio, C.M. and M.M. Mack. 2006. Nutrient limitation in a fire-derived, nitrogen rich Hawaiian grassland. Biotropica 38: 458-467.

D’Antonio, C.M., N. Jackson, C. Horvitz and R. Hedberg. 2004. Invasive plants in wildland ecosystems: merging the study of invasion processes with management needs. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 2: 513-521.

Brooks, M.L., C.M. D’Antonio, D.M. Richardson, J.B. Grace, J.E. Keeley, J.M. DiTomaso, R.J. Hobbs, M. Pellant, and D. Pyke. 2004. Effects of invasive alien plants on fire regimes. Bioscience 54:677-688.

Corbin, J. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2004. Competition between native perennial and exotic annual grasses: Implications for a historic species invasion. Ecology 85: 1273-1283.

Barger, N., C.M. D’Antonio, E. Cuevas and T. Gneim. 2003. Controls over establishment and growth of the Africa grass, Melinis minutiflora, in a Venezuelan savanna. Plant Ecology 11:1323-1324.

Mack, M. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2003.  Exotic grasses alter controls over soil nitrogen dynamics in a Hawaiian woodland. Ecological Applications 13: 154-166.

Levine, J.M., M. Vilà, C.M. D’Antonio, J.S. Dukes, K. Grigulis, and S. Lavorel. 2003. Mechanisms underlying the impacts of exotic plant invasions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 270:775-781.

Levine, J.M. and C.M. D’Antonio. 2003. Forecasting biological invasions with increasing international trade. Conservation Biology 17:322-326.

D’Antonio, C.M. and L. Meyerson. 2002. Exotic species and restoration: synthesis and research needs. Restoration Ecology 10(4):703-713.

D’Antonio, C.M., J. Levine and M. Thomsen. 2001. Propagule supply and resistance to invasion: A California botanical perspective. J. Medit. Ecol. 2:233-245.

Mack, M., C.M. D’Antonio and R. Ley. 2001. Pathways through which exotic grasses alter N cycling in a seasonally dry Hawaiian woodland. Ecological Applications 11:1323-1335.

Tilman, D., J. Fargione, B. Wolff, C.M. D’Antonio and 6 others. 2001. Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change. Science 292:281-284. (>1,000 citations)

D’Antonio, C.M., R.F. Hughes and P.M. Vitousek. 2001. Factors influencing dynamics of invasive C4 grasses in a Hawaiian woodland: role of resource competition and priority effects. Ecology 82:89-104.

D'Antonio, C.M, J.T. Tunison and R. Loh. 2000. Variation in impact of exotic grass fueled fires on species composition across an elevation gradient in Hawai’i. Austral Ecol. 25:507-522.

Richardson, D.M., N. Allsopp, C.M. D’Antonio, S. Milton and M. Rejmanek. 2000. Plant invasions—the role of mutualisms. Biological Reviews, 75:65-93. (>1000 citations)

Levine, J. and C.M. D’Antonio. 1999. Elton revisited: a review of evidence linking diversity and invasability. Oikos 87: 15-26.

Vila, M. and C.M. D’Antonio. 1998. Hybrid vigor for clonal growth in Carpobrotus in coastal California. Ecological Application 8: 1196-1205.

Mack, M. and C.M. D’Antonio. 1998. Impacts of biological invasions on disturbance regimes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13: 195-198.

Vitousek, P., C.M. D’Antonio, L.L. Loope, M. Rejmanek and R. Westbrooks. 1997. Introduced species: A significant component of human-caused global change. New Zealand J. Ecol. 21: 1-16. (>1000 citations).

Vitousek P., C.M. D’Antonio, L.L. Loope and R. Westbrooks. 1996. Biological Invasions as global environmental change. American Scientist 84: 468-478. (>1000 citations).

D’Antonio, C.M. 1993. Mechanisms controlling invasion of coastal plant communities by the alien succulent, Carpobrotus edulis. Ecology 74:83-95.

D’Antonio, C. and P. Vitousek. 1992. Biological invasions by exotic grasses, the grass-fire cycle and global change. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 23:63-88. (>3000 citations).

D’Antonio, C. and B. Mahall. 1991. Root overlap and interference for soil moisture between an invasive succulent and two native shrub species. American J. Botany 78:885-894.